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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by mikeffd, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. mikeffd

    mikeffd Brown Belt

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    The past two tournaments I've been to there haven't been any other competitors in my division.

    Last June there wasn't anyone in my division -gi, intermediete, 205-225lbs - so as a white belt (1.5 years experience at the time) I had to go to Advanced and fight a purple. I lost twice..

    Today, I entered the Joslin's Open - pretty much the biggest grappling event in Ontario - and there was only one other guy in my division. We had one match, I lost 4-2.

    Lame
     
  2. Way way way to many times to count...oh wait...maybe 4 actually. It sucks, was this tournament only grappling or other stuff you could compete in as well? Tournaments Ive been in were all for grappling, point sparring, katas, weapons sparring, and other awesome stuff like that, so grapplers were few and far between.
     
  3. Bubble Boy

    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    Try a judo tournament. Lot's more people should be in your divisionin in a typical judo tourney (you're not talking junior are you?). You'll get a lot more tournament mat time.
     
  4. mikeffd

    mikeffd Brown Belt

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    I dont know, I saw plenty of obese guys in the 225+ begginer, and some quality 225+ advanced.
     
  5. TJS

    TJS Brown Belt

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    I have the oppossite problem...my division is always stacked full of people and I have to have 4-5 matches in a row..im pretty sore after the 3rd one usually.
     
  6. Bubble Boy

    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    Yup. Me also. You around 175 lbs or so?
     
  7. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I fight in the lighter weight classes (generally 155-160). Usually there are not too many people in my division. I just don't think many people under 170 really get into submission grappling because they are afraid of being too small.

    Also sometimes I'd rather fight the guys in the heavier divisions anyway. Almost everyone in my division is really tough and technical since that is pretty much the only way to cut it in grappling when you are smaller.

    There aren't too many competitors in the smaller weight classes, but they fight like wolverines.
     
  8. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey Banned Banned

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    Once I ran into a situation similar, I signed up for the open division turns out not enough people signed up for it so thus no open division.
     
  9. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    my first NAGA there were only 2 others in my weight class in no-gi
     
  10. vAmPiRe[BOy]

    vAmPiRe[BOy] Blue Belt

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    Happened to me twice, i just got bumped up a weight division and told tough-titties
     
  11. if you want mat time, might i suggest open or absolute divisions? there are USUALLY more people in those.
     
  12. sir037

    sir037 Forever Noob

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    I prefer the term dietetically challenged hahaha
     

  13. Hey its almost christmas, as cartman says, he is "Festivley Plump"

    I prefer horizontally challenged.
     
  14. EPT

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    Shouldn't that be horizontally gifted? lol
     
  15. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    My club went to a judo tourney earlier this year, quite a big one as well, and we had 2 of the three 91-100kg fighters so its not always a guarantee of more fights.
     
  16. Rai_Polo

    Rai_Polo White Belt

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    How was the tourney Mick? Maybe you should drop down a weight class or something.. That's my plan.
     

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